Special educational needs lesson plans and activities: Physical aids

Resources and ideas for special educational needs, physical aids, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Ocean Themed Signing Book

Ocean Themed Signing Book

This is a book full of ocean themed words that also have the AUSLAN sign on the page to assist with teaching students with speech and hearing concerns. This was particularly helpful for the teachers aide to use while others in the class were doing classwork so that students with special needs could work on similar content. Good for vocabulary building.

By BenjiAus

Communication Comfort Cards

Communication Comfort Cards

This is a set of three colour-based communication cards that are a wonderful aid for the able and disabled alike. However, they can be particularly useful with those that have an autistic spectrum disorder. They are an easy and effective way for people to let staff members, classmates, friends or almost anyone know how they feel about communicating at that point in time.Each card is 3 x 4 and fit easily inside a name badge holder. Alternatively, you can laminate them and use a hole punch before threading them onto a lanyard.This set includes both a UK and US friendly versions; along with a set for those that are familiar with this system and also one for those that are new to it.I hope this simple aid can help your students, family or friends to communicate more effectively! If you have any feedback please get in touch.

By cbmorris1

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P1.1 The changing model of the atom SEN learning mat

P1.1 The changing model of the atom SEN learning mat

P1.1 OCR gateway and AQA. GCSE.A learning mat to easily differentiate a lesson on the changing model of the atom for SEN students, With cut and stick timeline activity.Get free teaching resources also at sellfy.com/pigeonlearning.Please leave feedback. As an incentive we will post any TES £3 voucher codes we receive in our response to your feedback.

By pigeonlearning

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Phonics Screening Prep Games and Activity Bundle

Phonics Screening Prep Games and Activity Bundle

I was requested to bundle several of my phonics resources together and so, here you go! Your wish has been granted! This includes my fly swatting game and much more! Check each individual resource for more information! Save a massive 35% with this bundle.

By PollyPuddleduck

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The Ultimate Phonics Screening Prep Pack

The Ultimate Phonics Screening Prep Pack

This is a collection of my best selling Phonics resources. The pack includes worksheets, homework sheets, games and activities for the classroom and more! Laminate for long term use and use year after year. See each individual resource for previews and full descriptions. Save 25% by purchasing this bundle today!

By PollyPuddleduck

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Motor Skills Mazes

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Motor Skills Mazes

Superheroes Pencil Control, Superhero Fine Skills MazesSimple, fun Superhero Maze worksheets that encourage children to practise their fine motor skills and pencil control. Follow the maze with your pencil to help the Superhero1 PDF file with 8 mazes - perfect for a table top activity

By MissPepperPot

Basic Pencil Skills

Basic Pencil Skills

A small A4 printable booklet for tracking and basic pencil skills. Developed for SEN pupils but could be used elsewhere. I use it as a wipe off activity by laminating it and giving pupils a dry wipe marker but you can use it however you wish!

By bevevans22

Post-Mock Feedback Sheet (Recording Device or Typing)

Post-Mock Feedback Sheet (Recording Device or Typing)

This is a very good resource that I gave to my examination students who are using recording devices or typing their examination answers. The questions within the feedback sheet were given after their mocks but can be also used for in-class preparation. The answers will give you knowledge of what the student hopes to focus on so you can plan what improvements need to be targeted.

By tomgav

Secret Mission cards for behaviour and class cohesion

Secret Mission cards for behaviour and class cohesion

Secret Mission cards for the whole class. Children can 'lucky dip' them in the mornings or you can give them out in a targeted way. Laminate them and children can tick them with a dry wipe pen to show they have accomplished them.Use them for whole class team building sessions with a prize at the end - house points?Great feedback from these - children feel empowered to do something positive in a fun way.

By stalbanseps

Pencil Skills Pattern Cards

Pencil Skills Pattern Cards

A set of 3 sheets with different patterns for developing pencil skills. Activities for straight lines, curves and loops. Each sheet contains a template with partial guidelines and the same template totally blank, allowing you to create your own patterns for learners to follow. The three designs (without blanks) are also available as images. These can be used on any tablet or touch screen device, in conjunction with an art app or program, to further develop motor skills

By tesSpecialNeeds

Literacy Cube_ Literacy Box

Literacy Cube_ Literacy Box

Literacy cube that I have created for students to have in front of them instead of a literacy mat. There is a copy of our marking policy on one square but you can easily delete this and add your own. Students love these as there is just enough information and they can turn the cube to the section they need. It has really helped them develop more independence. Information on faces are:- Marking policy- 3 things to do before you tell me you are finished- 3 things to do before you ask me for help- Key punctuation- Parts of speech (adjectives, verbs etc)- TiP ToP (paragraphs)All faces are easily adaptable. Cubes need printing, cutting and gluing. Card holds well. I have mainly used with bottom set year 7 but could work higher up.

By 05laurachamberlain

Fine motor skills

Fine motor skills

A list of activities that can be done to improve fine motor skills. Includes a non-cook playdough recipe.

By RJR_38

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Phonics Screening Prep Bundle

Phonics Screening Prep Bundle

Ideal for Phonics Screening Prep, may be of use to EYFS depending on Phonics scheme being used. Please see each individual resource for description and previews!

By PollyPuddleduck

Fine motor Activities

Fine motor Activities

Whether there is a specific medical reason or late development, a child who struggles with fine motor control can become frustrated, angry or suffer low self-esteem. They may tire quicker than their peers when attempting fine motor tasks. Some of the tasks may include, resisting drawing and writing, having trouble holding a pencil correctly, slow handwriting and struggling to use scissors.These activities are designed to be fun and improve fine motor skills. I found that having a small box of tricks to draw upon for quick 10 minutes interventions worked well, can be used 1:1 or as a small group.

By boxoffrogsblog

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

I have put together a daily schedule that I use with my kids. All you need to do is print out each page, and hang it up vertically. You can edit the schedule however you need to, or even edit it to hang horizontally. I have attached pictures related to related arts and such as well.

By kristinarisner

Pre Writing Skills Cards

Pre Writing Skills Cards

Very clear, simple sheets that can be laminated and used with a dry wipe marker. These contain shapes to be drawn within rather than dotted lines to follow. Each shape has a green start point and a red end point. Covers straight lines, zig zags and curves.

By tesSpecialNeeds

PE Medium Term Plan (x2) for PMLD & SLD & MLD

PE Medium Term Plan (x2) for PMLD & SLD & MLD

2 medium term plans for PE for those working with students with Special needs.The first medium term place is for those with students ranging from SLD to MLD (P3ii to NC3) and following a Gymnastics topic. Examples of Gymnastics lesson and activities can be found in my shop to accompany this medium term plan.The second medium term is for those with students ranging from (PMLD to SLD) P2ii to P6 and following a body awareness/multi-skills physical program. Examples of accompanying lesson plans for these medium term plans can also be found in my shop.Both sets of medium term plans have examples targets that can be worked on over a term for students working at P levels N2ii up to NC3 and all levels in-between.

By GoldSEN

Basic Essay Scaffold

Basic Essay Scaffold

These are basic essay scaffolds (one for planning and one for the final product) that I use for students in Stage 4 or those with a learning difficulty. They are a great supplement when offering exam/assessment modification/differentiation. They're not complex and allow students to plan and use a writing booklet, with guiding questions to inform their structure and comments in any context. Definitely a good buy. Be sure to review my resources (honestly, too). I wish to continually improve. I ever you find that you couldn't fins a resource in Tes that you needed, let me know. I'll make it. CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER RESOURCES, INCLUDING BUNDLED SAVINGS!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/ResourcesyouwantCHECK OUT THE TES AUTHOR'S BLOG ARTICLE I FEATURED IN:I am a TES endorsed author - "Author on TES: English expert, Resourcesyouwant": https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/blog/author-tes-english-expert-resourcesyouwantKeywords: scaffold english template structure essay exposition writing learning support help differentiation handout worksheet work sheet tool strategy hsc argument argumentative speech debating discussion simple easy accessible paragraph layout

By Resourcesyouwant

Fave Five Tools and Interventions

Fave Five Tools and Interventions

Today’s students have diverse learning needs. To help all your students havequality learning, try one of these tools or interventions or go to the associatedwebsite. Join the discussion on KDP Global at my.kdp.orgLog in and share your tips!

By KDP1911

10 Ways to Improve Your Teaching of Exceptional Learners

10 Ways to Improve Your Teaching of Exceptional Learners

While all students are exceptional, there are some students who are identified asexceptional learners (e.g., specific learning disability, emotionally handicapped). As aclassroom teacher, it is your responsibility to educate all students to the best of yourability, even if you have never had any training in exceptional education.

By KDP1911

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Placemat for pupils with ASD / ADHD

Placemat for pupils with ASD / ADHD

I created this placemat to aid pupils (and teachers) during lessons, you will have to insert a picture of the pupil in the appropriate section. The 1,2,3,4 is the lesson activities (What you what the pupil to complete in the lesson and the = reward section is their own personal motivators (5 minute reward time). The personal targets section may be a lesson target or a behavioural target. In addition the traffic light noise levels are used to show pupils what noise they need to be on. Red is silence, Yellow is classroom voice and Green is classroom noise.

By elliot_blackmore

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Superhero Girl In Wheelchair clip art: children with disability clipart

Superhero Girl In Wheelchair clip art: children with disability clipart

Superhero Girl In Wheelchair clip art: children with disability clipart. This special education needs theme clipart set is a good toolkit resource for teacher author. Children with disabilities can connect with this fun superhero theme clipart.Digital graphic resource for any school and classroom projects such as for creating bulletin board, printable, worksheet, classroom decor, craft materials, activities and games, and for more educational and fun projects.Included (files are zipped):- Each clipart saved separately in PNG format, 300 dpi with transparent background.Commercial license (small business) and non-profit/personal license included.Please give credit to REVIDEVI and link back to my TES store.Please read REVIDEVI terms of use prior to purchase/ download.You can read it on REVIDEVI profile page.Browse my store for more collection!https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/revidevi07736 SUPERHERO GIRL IN WHEELCHAIR

By revidevi

Revised coloured handwriting paper

Revised coloured handwriting paper

Hopefully easier to open now. Also the tracks are slightly smaller. This seems to be more helpful for children who need help with letter sizes and ascenders and descenders than paper with coloured lines. Also they seem to like the novelty of writing on colour. Any comments or suggestions for improvements?

By RDT

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Phonics Jigsaw Activity Pack

Phonics Jigsaw Activity Pack

Resource TitlePhonics Jigsaw Activity PackAge/Year GroupEarly Years and Key Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 45File TypePDFResource Content❂ 45 Jigsaw Puzzles❂ Includes common blends such as ai, wh, sh, ch.Check the preview!Reviews and feedback are appreciated, I value all but as we tell our students, try to be constructive! @ pollypuddleduck@gmail.comPrinting Tip: This educational resource has been designed for printing on A4 size paper. If you are printing on a different size, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or similar option) in order for the contents to fit correctly. TOUPurchase of this resource entitles YOU, the buyer, the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use ONLY. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from Polly Puddleduck. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under the copyright of Polly Puddleduck even when edited. Posting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Polly Puddleduck ©2016

By PollyPuddleduck